Monday, April 29, 2013

Vol State Training - "Lilley-style" Part 2

T - 72 days until race day and counting.

Everything is going PERFECTLY!  Training could not be going any better!

Three weeks plus in and I'm hopefully in the mid to latter stages of the REST phase of the plan. 

I've ditched the crutches . . . I believe for good!  I used them a few hours on Saturday so my foot would be okay to go Saturday night on it's own!  And it did really well . . . pain is reducing every day.  I can see that maybe in a week or two more I may be able to move into Phase 2 training - actually walking normally for some distance!  Probably start with a mile or two and see how it goes.  I'm walking now . . . but 100 yards is about all I really want to do!

And this is great mental training . . . almost like meditation.  You know - "Take a deeeeeep breath and slowly  leeeeet it ooooout!  Picture a beautiful flower in a green field.  Notice its deeep yellow color . . . "  crap like that!

 Only I'm thinking things like . . . "Calm down.  It will only be a few more days.  This will pass.  You will soon be back walking again . . . and even running soon . . ."  crap like THAT!!

Just one little bothersome thing . . . there seems to be a lump or something where the dislocation occurred.  Wasn't there before for sure!  That seems to be the primary pain point unless I start moving my toes around . . . then the pain more wide-spread!  :-)

Sitting around doing nothing has several outgrowths . . . not the least of which weight gain!  Again . . . this is all part of the master training plan.  This additional weight will make the early training all that more intensive and thus speeding up the training effect!


1 comment:

  1. The extra weight is simply extra energy store for the second 150 miles!


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